To "Evolvedrevolutionary" then get out of the fast food/retail want
adds. I see jobs all the time with salaries from $50,000 to $100,000 per
year.If you are looking at sales jobs, they pay typically on
commission.Again, why should we raise minimum wage for 6% or less of
the people who are earning minimum wage? That is the fundamental question you
are avoiding with your ramblings.
to Redshirt, their not my kids, their my associates, I am the sales manager so
I do not make minimum wage but I also see that no employers are willing to pay
anything but $7.25/hr and will never offer raises but they expect the same
quality of out workers as if they were paying them $10/hr. I have seen too many
college graduates who cant find a job in their chosen career path so they have
no choice but to settle for these ridiculous wages. You must be a business
owner if your so defensive of Utah maintaining the same pitiful wage. Oh and
you cant forget that once the state tax is taken out as well as the ssn,
medicaire, and fed tax...there is no money for an minimum wage worker to pay
rent with. Heres a thought for the whole country, raise the wage to where
people can work 40 hours and not live in poverty!
To "Evolvedrevolutionary" they account for 6% or less of those earning
minimum wage. So again, why do we need to change the minimum wage laws for a
small minority of workers?The situation you describe is the
exception, not the rule.If your child was in their mid-20's and
only qualified for a minimum wage job, you have some serious parenting to do to
get that child moving onto some sort of a job that pays better.Why
would you want to live in a state where employers were forced to pay teens as
much as college graduates?
@Redshirt,How about my employees who are both in their mid 20's and
do not live at home and instead have to pay full rent and various other bills
yet make the horribly pathetic minimum wage that Utah pays its hard working
employees. It makes me sick to my stomach everytime I have to hear that their
car was repoed or that their power was shut off and my company only honors the
state minimum wage, oh and they do not make enough to even save up to move to
higher paying states. Yes rent may be more affordable here in Utah but ones car
payment, cellphone bill, groceries never changes depending on the state. Maybe
if the State government wasnt so concerned with lining its own pockets in making
others suffer, then more people would VOLUNTARILY want to live in this corrupt
1ket,"utah submites icome with a combined icome of both people not one
so utah is one of the lowest paid states in the union.""they
the parties both of them need to be on medicare"What??Slow down and proof read, please; I have no idea what you are trying to say.
To "My2Cents" and how much do teens need to live? Most minimum wage
jobs are held by teenagers and college students, not by people trying to live
independantly. BUt wait, it gets worse. Those that are college students are
living at home in a middleclass situation where their added income is not
required to support the household.So tell us, why do we need to
raise the minimum wage since most of those who earn it live in their
parents' house and do not contribute to family finances?
utah submites icome with a combined icome of both people not one so utah is one
of the lowest paid states in the union. did they even say what the minimum wage
was here? companies move here so they can have cheap labor. i do agree we need
to cut money to some groups why are so many people from other places not
americans on ssn, medicare and medicaid. they never put in the system but they
get these, and in a time when the republicans want to take my ssn, and medicare
away before i even get to retire. they the parties both of them need to be on
medicare and not have the rich mans heath care they get for life. they both
parties have been blowing it for about 12 years now.
Mountanman,don't worry too much about old man - he LOVES to
regurgitate DNC hate speech.Let's see, Utah does not have a
higher minimum wage than the federal mandate, and we have the 14th highest
median household income ($55,493). Of the states listed in the article with
higher minimum wages, only WA (56,850) and CO (58,629) have higher median
household incomes. VT, OR, RI, AZ, MO, FL, OH, MT ALL have lower median
household incomes. (source - US Census.It would appear factors
beyond forcing employers to pay for non-existent skills or above market wages
weigh more heavily into the average Joe's income. Maybe improving you work
ethic, education, and work skills may have more to do with it. Never let
something like personal responsibility get in the way of dem social engineering.
@ one old man. You are so wrong about GOP wanting to gut social programs that
help people. We want to stop millions of freeloaders from gaming the system. You
don't help people by making them dependent!
Meanwhile CEO salaries and bonuses grew by several hundred thousand more this
year.And the GOP wants to gut social programs that help people.But maybe they really are on to something. If huge numbers of people
die of starvation, there won't be as many mouths to feed and those at the
top end will be able to find ways to vacuum up the dollars that would have gone
to helping.(I know that's hyperbole -- but it's still more
sensible than anything Rush might spout this morning.)
Sounds like this is just another fake law that isn't a law. More
volunteering socialism than anything else and Utah won't want any part of
it, yet. Corporate and government Utah likes and oppressed workers who
can't live on income they earn to lure corporations and business from
outside the state to this crooked labor state.You can bet and
industry charging gratuity on their bill will show an increase in the tip
portion to give the workers any raise. Its the only way that workers in Utah
that don't get paid a wage can make a living, make the customers pay the
wages the business won't pay it workers.
It would be interesting to see a state by state graph comparing minium wages and
The solution to this problem is have the minimum wage set at $100/hr. Better yet
at $250/hr. That way we could eliminate poverty! Never mind the fact that every
time minimum wages increase, the number of entry level jobs goes down with it.
But what does that matter to a liberal?